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A simple plan

Thinking about the recent beach rescue on Chappy it reminded me of a simple system I put forth to a couple of emergency response people a year or so ago.

Weeding enough for all

In the spring of 2010, Oak Bluffs addressed the flooding problem at the south end of Waban Park by, among other fixes, planting perennials with the ability to soak up the rain as well as survive drought.

School’s out. Take care.

Now that school is out, it's time to remind drivers to observe stop signs and other signs for our safety.

A friend needs help

On June 9, our friend and barn-mate, Lisa BenDavid Scannell, was seriously injured in a riding accident.

Good news

Sunday morning, coffee in hand, I monotonously flipped thought the June 23 MV Times that was sitting on my counter.

Thank you, Bruins

Thank you to the owner of the Bruins and his son for bringing the Stanley Cup to Marthas Vineyard.

Saviors for Camp Jabberwocky

At Camp Jabberwocky, we are the fortunate recipients of this Island's generosity and goodwill throughout the year.

Dukes County sponsors commercial video promotion

Dukes County partners with a commercial marketing company to produce promotional videos. Who gets the advertising revenue?

House bill would protect Martha’s Vineyard rights to public beach

New law would guard the public's rights in a changing Vineyard coastline.

Manhood is on the line when the squid are running

In pursuit of the elusive squid, you need the right jig and the right jigging technique. Your wife may not help much.

You and the Stanley Cup

The NHL frowns on anyone who has temporary possession of the Stanley Cup from using the trophy in any commercial venture, such as selling photos of fans with the trophy.

Martha’s Vineyard Hospital adds physician assistants

Added to the hospital's emergency room staff, physician assistants can expedite care in the new hospital's emergency room.

Martha’s Vineyard Hospital ends year in black, looks ahead warily

One year after opening, the new Martha's Vineyard Hospital made a profit. But the medical center sees growing financial pressures and uncertainty.

Tisbury selectmen approve solar energy project agreements

Tisbury expects to save about $1.
Why do roosters crow

Why do roosters crow?

It's the question you've been asking, although if you're a neighbor, you might have asked something else.

D-Day vet Ted Morgan hears the drumbeat of service on July 4th

The Fourth of July parade in Edgartown evokes a simpler time in America, anchored by small communities and patriotism, which sounds like Fred Morgan.

Oak Bluffs looks at $1 million free cash shortfall

As the town catches up on accounting, financial burdens pile up.

Island Community Chorus readies for summer concert

When the Island Community Chorus opens another season on the Campground this Sunday, July 3, a rich variety of great American music will be heard.

Martha’s Vineyard prepares for the big 4th of July parade

The Fourth of July parade is almost here, and it's not too late to join in the fun. Or too early to start planning where to park, where to watch.